From Town Criers to Bloggers: How Will Journalism Survive the Internet Age? #544505-00661

Submission Number:
544505-00661
Commenter:
 Stephens
State:
Tennessee
Initiative Name:
From Town Criers to Bloggers: How Will Journalism Survive the Internet Age?
Dear Sirs, the fact that media has changed with technology does not justify penalizing the new technology to support the old style news delivery. Traditional media has gone the way of the Edsel and we should let it go. Not to mention, that if the government is in charge of training the future journalists, it seems a small step to making them propagandists instead. The beauty of the United States IS the ability of the population to get opposing views, especially where the government is concerned. I implore you not to follow through with any plans to restrict our right to free speech. The new journalists will be well versed in the new technology. The old guard either needs to step up and adapt or fade away into the sunset. In closing, I am not as convinced new technology is the reason the old media outlets are losing customers, I believe it is the fact that the public no longer trusts the media and are researching for themselves. Much to the displeasure of the media outlets. If you want to help journalism, teach them to report the news, after they have researched and verified the facts. Remind them, they are not all opinion writers. Some have the responsibility to provide just the facts. thank you.